Radiotherapy no longer will be a lengthy procedure to treat breast cancer. Now the patients can take a dose for 30 minutes only, instead of present regime of over six weeks.
British doctors has tested a new technique to blast the tumour inside the breast by just one shot tat will last for half an hour. The research team, having an Indian Dr, Jayant S Vaidya as well, treated some areas affected by cancer with radiation. But they focus only on the tumour rather than the whole breast, as is the way of treatment today.
This treatment was on trial for 10 years in nine countries and was tested on over 2,200 women. It has proved that instead of whole of the breast radiation, targeting of a specific area is much more result oriented and effective through radiation treatment.